Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal launched

PUBLISHED: 09:28 16 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:28 16 July 2014

Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal

Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal

Archant

Local community urged to get involved.

Go Festive members Katy Griffin, David Foster, Sylvia, and Mark Rich, are calling on the local community to get involved in the Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal. Photo by Karen Foster. Go Festive members Katy Griffin, David Foster, Sylvia, and Mark Rich, are calling on the local community to get involved in the Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal. Photo by Karen Foster.

The future is looking bright for Christmas lights in Honiton - but the community’s help is needed.

Go Festive – the Christmas lights committee - has teamed up with the Midweek Herald to launch the Honiton Christmas Lights Appeal.

The committee includes members David Foster, Mark Rich, Sylvia, and Herald reporter Katy Griffin.

It is hoping to raise £10,000 to go towards a festive display in the town.

Go Festive chairman David Foster said: “We would like to bring some festive spirit to Honiton. We are going to need the efforts of the local community to get these lights. We need your help.”

Currently, there is £2,000 in the fundraising pot - £1,000 was donated by Lidl and a further £1,000 was made available from Honiton Town Council.

David added: “After last year’s unfortunate lack of Christmas lights a team formed from the local community and we are working to raise money and do our best to deliver lights for this December.”

The committee has been busy planning fundraising events and is challenging the local community to get involved.

David said: “We want to thank everyone who has helped so far, including Lidl and the town council and the other committee members.

“We hope the festive cheer can spread throughout are community.”

Anyone interested in joining the committee, helping with fundraising, or donating raffle prizes is urged to call David Foster on 01404 45106 or email davidofhoniton@yahoo.co.uk

A Christmas lights appeal quiz is being held on Saturday, August 23, at Honiton Conservative Club, 7.30pm for 8pm. There will be prizes for the best dressed Christmas team.

Further events are in the pipeline. Read the Midweek Herald or visit Honiton Town Devon Facebook page for updates.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Tim Rich of Broadley Farm, near Honiton, impressed the judges with his astute business sense to scoop the crown of county’s best - while Len and Angela Bartlett of Hayne Farm and Bartlett’s Farm Shop also won a prestigious award.

Read more

The two groups came first and third in the Devon Scouts County Cooking Challenge after impressing the judges.

Read more

Pupils are currently learning a range of outdoor skills.

Read more
10:17

Lifeboat crew lays wreaths at sea in memory of those claimed by the waves

Read more

Devon and Cornwall Police said there is ‘no specific evidence’ to suggest any local threats, but it urged people to remain vigilant following explosion in Manchester.

Read more
09:45

Michaela Ellis says it is an ‘honour and privilege’ to be chosen as the town’s first citizen again

Read more

Honiton experienced an extra-terrestrial invasion as sci-fi heroes and villains of generations past and present visited the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:15

The roadside restaurant will open in place of the Little Chef on the A30, near Monkton.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53

Take a walk with Woody Gliddon around this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:49

The incident, which happened at 2.28am on Sunday, took place on the A3052 near Ware Cross, Uplyme.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications